Location: California, USA       Length: 16 min.

The Agnew Tramway in California’s Sierra Nevada was built in 1915 to service a series of high-elevation dams still operating as the Rush Creek Hydroelectric Historic District.  The tramway pulled workers, supplies and equipment from the powerhouse at the mountain base to the mountain top so three dams could be built to feed the hydroelectric system.  This documentary mixes tram operation and aerial footage with historic photographs, interviews and animation to tell the story of the tram before it was replaced by a new diesel system.

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Produced in 2013 by Southern California Edison in association with GPA Pictures

Copyright 2013 by Southern California Edison

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